Back to School Happiness

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Meghana R., a biology major from Tulsa, Okla.

It’s back to school I go!

If I had to describe my summer in just 3 words… I couldn’t!  This summer has been a whirlwind experience for me, filled with all sorts of eye-opening opportunities and adventures.  So, how about 10 words instead?  Inspiring, challenging, perspective-altering, humbling, educational, playful, engaging, redefining, best-summer-so-far!  I know I went a little overboard, but I promise – it really was that amazing!  I interned at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, visited my sister in Boston, vacationed in NYC (I saw If/ Then on Broadway with Idina Menzel!  Ya know, she plays Elsa – the one who sings “Let it Go” from Frozen!), and caught up with old friends.  And oh yeah.  I took the MCAT.  No biggie (but actually I’ve been studying for it for an entire semester, so needless to say I’m thrilled that it’s over!).  To make a long story short, I finally figured out what I want to do with my life (to practice community medicine/ be a public health leader/ be an educator & advocate for social justice issues – kind of a mouthful, so I’ll have to work on coming up with a shorter title, haha) and had a pretty great time doing it. Continue reading

Back at Home on Campus

Brittany James

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“At last, I’m home.”

Those were the first words I whispered to myself as the limestone buildings and university gates came into view after my four-hour drive from Kansas City to Tulsa. Growing up, the words “house” and “home” always had the same meaning. It wasn’t until I came to college that I began to realize while a “house” is a building that provides sufficient shelter, a “home” is the place that provides comfort, support, and overall makes you happy.  While I love my family and enjoy the time I spend with them, my home is in Tulsa (as much as it annoys my mother when I say that). I simply feel so happy here and completely free to be myself. That is in large part due to the friends that I have made. Nothing beat the feeling of reuniting with those friends after three long months of separation. Even though I was sweating non-stop during move-in thanks to Oklahoma’s good ole humidity, I never stopped smiling. Continue reading

IB Program Beneficial for Many Reasons

Aryn Blog

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Aryn M., a sophomore double-majoring in chemistry and marketing from Wichita, Kan.

When I began my college search my junior year of high school I had never heard of The University of Tulsa. I knew I wanted a smaller school with easy access to a large city so my English teacher at the time suggested I take a look at TU. I was reluctant to visit— only because I thought I had my mind made up on another school. But I ended up loving the campus, the professors I met, as well as all the little things that make Tulsa such a great university. (How many other schools the size of TU have D1 athletics!) So not only had I found a school that was a perfect fit for me, but I was in for a big bonus when I realized how supportive Tulsa is of the work I had done in high school as part of the International Baccalaureate program. Continue reading